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Metall_pingwin

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#1 10 years ago

My friend, who has a passion for these things, got a court notice a couple days ago for hacking a web hosting service.

I talked to him about it today, he said he did it because he got mad at their "crappy servers, which are down half the time". He just happens to have his forums running on those very servers, and he got sick of the downtimes. He claims to have deleted their records of paying customers, not a smart move on his part. :]

Ironically, they didn't take down his forums, and don't seem to plan to. And I would know since I pay half of the hosting fee, though I don't know the first thing about hacking (and can't say I'm interested in it, waste of time and effort to mess up other people's computers if you ask me) and simply perform the general moderator functions. What won't I do for a friend. :rolleyes:




Ramikan

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#2 10 years ago

He really deserves it.

Just like hackers in games.

i mean, they must have some mental problem.

Because i dont see the fun in running around the map, not even moving your mouse, just getting headshots all the time.

It just ruines the fun for everyone.




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#3 10 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4199996...not a smart move on his part. :] Ironically, they didn't take down his forums, and don't seem to plan to. And I would know since I pay half of the hosting fee...

And it's not a smart move on your part to involve yourself that closely with his net ventures (esp if it's money out of your pocket) when he's doing such things that draw attention from the cyber police. Trust me, you don't want to end up part of an investigation that could wind up having you monitored for life by them, innocent or not. If you knew full well he had a passion for such things to begin with you should never have helped him finance the hosting fee. You're risking your own reputation by doing so. In times like these such practices can leave you open to "guilt by association" profiling.




Death_Korp_Of_KRIEG

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#4 10 years ago

the govorment should employ hackers to hack hackers.

its like in games, theres that leet haxor who is totaly obvious, who still gets pwned by a barely unnoticeable hacker, theres nothing like seeing a hacker get hacked.




Metall_pingwin

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#5 10 years ago
>Omen<;4200194And it's not a smart move on your part to involve yourself that closely with his net ventures (esp if it's money out of your pocket) when he's doing such things that draw attention from the cyber police. Trust me, you don't want to end up part of an investigation that could wind up having you monitored for life by them, innocent or not. If you knew full well he had a passion for such things to begin with you should never have helped him finance the hosting fee. You're risking your own reputation by doing so. In times like these such practices can leave you open to "guilt by association" profiling.

Well, you are partly right, but the money still comes out of his pocket legally. I just hand him my half of the money every once in a while. So technically the only association I have with his internet escapades is administrating his forums. (Which are pretty dead anyways)

As to the supporting of his ten ventures, he was doing these things before. One day however he decided that he wants to open his own "hacking forums" , and asked me to help him pay for it. Being his friend of course, I said yes because the hosting fee was pretty small anyways. If I see that he's bringing too much attention to himself, naturally Ill stop associating with him on the internet. :]




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#6 10 years ago

Ramikan;4200029Because i dont see the fun in running around the map, not even moving your mouse, just getting headshots all the time.[/QUOTE]Those are cheaters.

In computing, a hacker is a person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular, as defined by Request for Comments (RFC) 1392.

Crackers are the people who actually do damage to the system.[QUOTE=>Omen<;4200194]Trust me, you don't want to end up part of an investigation that could wind up having you monitored for life by them, innocent or not.

lol? What kind of society are you talking of?




Kilobyte

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#7 10 years ago

Crackers, and Script Kiddies. :rolleyes:

One thing to consider, "Black Hat" Hackers. What is the difference between a White Hat, and a Black Hat hacker?




crisissuit3

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#8 10 years ago

he did it because he was mad?!? pretty dumb.




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#9 10 years ago
Monster_UserCrackers, and Script Kiddies. roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif One thing to consider, "Black Hat" Hackers. What is the difference between a White Hat, and a Black Hat hacker?

White Hats are skilled 'hackers' that are usually employed by large corporations to test their security systems, since they are ethically opposed to the abuse of any particular system - Black Hats, however, do what they do either for fun (because they can), or out of spite or malice, depending on the situation. That's a very black-and-white (see what I did there?) definition, though.

Trivia +1. :p




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#10 10 years ago

Heh, our network security manager (or former, I really don't know him at all or his status in filefront) is an annual attendee of the black hat convention.

There is a real difference between those hackers and script kiddie retards that bring down websites with programs made by real hackers, not them, they only use them. Real hackers have no need for such attention whoring.

Companies also use 'black hat' hackers to test vulnerabilities in their programs and networks because of the different mentality they use when trying to break into it than their white hat counterparts.

Here's an interesting article about how they hacked into vista at the last conference. Hacking into Vista - At the Black Hat convention in Las Vegas - Softpedia


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